Education and training of aged-care providers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Population ageing has become a global concern. As persons age they are likely to experience multiple changes, declines, and losses, resulting in multifaceted needs. Psychosocial needs are varied and diverse, reflecting the extreme heterogeneity of the older population and the frequent co-morbidity of physical and mental problems. Training of care providers to work with older people requires an interdisciplinary focus, with biological, psychological, and social aspects of ageing as integral parts of the curriculum. Models for training of aged care professionals include the integration, separate course, area of concentration, and interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, supervised experiences and training in interpersonal skills are required for all service providers. The applications of training models in gerontological and counselling training are described. Implications for education and training of aged-care providers are discussed.

Additional Information

Publication
Disability and Rehabilitation, 16(3), 171-180.
Language: English
Date: 1994
Keywords
careers, elderly, training